What were the top stories in cryptozoology a decade ago? Here is your flashback moment of what was happening in the field ten years ago:
Top Cryptozoology Stories of 2001 by Loren Coleman, The Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates and Cryptozoology A to Z, as well as other books.
|The Year 2001 began quietly in the continued search for hidden or unknown animals. In the United Kingdom, at 9:20 PM, local time, on the first day of the year, a puma-like beast was seen crossing the road near Tiverton. Before the year had finished, extinct rats and a bat had been rediscovered, remarkable photographs of an apelike creature surfaced in Florida, new coelacanths were filmed and captured, and India’s Monkey Man sent the media into a frenzy. A few Sasquatch prints were also found, South Dakota had a giant snake flap, scientists ended their debates on the third species of elephant and a purple kangaroo, a giant monkey was seen in New Hampshire, and Mothman were being discussed again. Finally, the hair of a “Sumatran Yeti” was found, a new beaked whale was identified, and an exciting new giant squid was discovered. All in all, it was a rather productive cryptozoological year.
Here is my list of Year 2001′s most important and interesting cryptozoological news events.
© Loren Coleman